We are delighted to offer a new parcel of Krug’s Grande Cuvee 170eme Edition. Based on the excellent 2014 Champagne vintage, but with reserve wines stretching back to 1998, this is a superb iteration of one of the great wines of the world, and very well-priced against older releases.
Krug Grande Cuvee’s multi-vintage blend (rather than single-vintage) sets it apart from rival Grande Marque Champagnes. The increased average age of the wines means greater complexity, depth and layers of flavour have won it a loyal following from connoisseurs across the globe. The 170eme is brilliant, for William Kelley, is “medium to full-bodied, pillowy and fine-boned, with excellent concentration, racy acids and a precise, chiseled profile”.
Krug’s decision to start numbering its releases has been a masterstroke. Not only does it let you know the age and composition of your Grande Vintage more easily; but it also makes it easier to track the performance of older iterations, instantly making it a compelling proposition for those with Champagne portfolios.
As the table below shows, Krug Grande Cuvee tends to accelerate in price a few years after release. It’s easy to see this 170 going the same way given time.